I did a guest post!

This is just a quick text post! I did a guest post over on A Girl and Her Chicken Named Betty’s blog, it was some Doctor Who nail art! Click here if you want to see it, and you should totally check out the rest of her blog too, she does some amazing nail art!

That’s all for now, I miiiight have a nail art post up for y’all late tonight or early tomorrow, it all depends on how successful I am with painting what I am imagining, hahahaha. 

Pahlish – August in Rio collection!

Aaaaah I am late with this one! If you follow my instagram, you probably saw these swatches earlier this week, but life has kept me busy and I’m only just now getting to writing this bad boy!

 

The Pahlish August in Rio collection is a gorgeous set of bright polishes(that are ALL black light reactive!!!!!!), and they were the perfect collection to end the summer!

Up first is Petropolis, a bright neon fuchsia/purple with soft blue, purple, and violet flake shimmers. I had no issues with this formula(or any of the formulas in this collection, they were all great), and I loved the flakie bits in it! Photo below is 3 coats + top coat (daylight and black light)

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Up next is Prainha Beach, a bright jade green creme with gold metallic shimmer. Again, I loved the flakie bits in combination with the base polish, Shannon at Pahlish has a way with flakie shimmers in polishes! It’s always magic! Photo below is 2 coats + top coat (daylight and black light).

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Next we have Jardim Botanico. It’s a deep neon teal base with turquoise and violet flake shimmers. I 100% did not expect this one to be black light reactive, and I especially did not expect it to be the color it glowed! I’ll let you see for yourself! Photos below are 2 coats + top coat (daylight and black light).

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(^bright freaking blue, I mean what?!)

Finally, we have my surprise favorite of the collection, Balneario! It’s an intense neon melon jelly packed with gold metallic flake shimmers. It leaned really really orange on my skin tone, and I am usually not a huge fan of oranges but sweet mercy. This polish is just gorgeous. I seriously couldn’t stop staring at how bright my nails were while I was wearing it. And holy batman, under black light it was like a lamp itself with how bright it glowed. I had to turn down one of the settings on my camera so the black light photo wouldn’t just be a neon yellowish orange blur, hahaha. Photos below are 3 coats + top coat (daylight and black light).

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To purchase these polishes, please check out the Pahlish bigcartel site. Also worth noting: tonight(August 29th @ 7:00PM CST) is the final restock of this collection! Grab ’em if you want ’em! You can also purchase Pahlish from various international e-tailers listed here. To keep up with the latest colors/news/restocks/etc, make sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook or check out the official blog.

Chaos & Crocodiles – Reflections, Echoes, and Shadows!

As I promised yesterday, I have full swatches of the new Chaos & Crocodiles polishes! They’ll be available for preorder next Saturday(Aug. 30), but I’ll leave all the details for that at the end of the post.

All three of these polishes have 5 different kinds of holo micro glitters/pigments in a tinted jelly base, and they are super sparkly! The formula on all three was great as well. Even with multiple coats they all dried just fine and had no thickness issues. Up first is Reflections, it is the blue jelly of the trio. The photos below(sun and shade) were 2 coats + 1 coat of Seche Vite. In some lights I could still see a slight VNL, so if that isn’t your thing I would recommend another coat, it would go completely opaque no problem!

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Next up is Echoes, a reddish magenta/berry! I used 3 coats + 1 coat of Seche Vite for the photos below. I really liked how this one seemed to be a bit more red than your average magenta shade, it’s such a pretty color!

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Finally we have Shadows, the deep purple of the trio! I think this one is my favorite of the three, I just looove how deep of a purple it is, and the holo pigment/glitter/etc gives it that extra oomph. Photos below were 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.

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These three polishes, along with the CosmoProf exclusive/LE ‘Operation Vegas’ and the Secret Agent Collection(my swatches of that here!) will all be available for a preorder on Saturday, August 30th from 12(Noon) to 1PM EDT and later that day from 9PM to 10PM EDT.  Make sure to follow the C&C  Facebook pageBlogInstagram, and Twitter for the most up to date information on the upcoming restock! You can also purchase Chaos & Crocodiles polish from Mei Mei’s Signatures, and Norway Nails.

Even more Doctor Who nail art!

Wooooooooooooooo! Doctor Who is backkkkkkk! I am very excited if you can’t tell. I quite enjoyed the season premiere, but that is all I’ll say on the subject since I don’t want to spoil it for anyone!

The base polish for this nail art is an upcoming Chaos & Crocodiles polish named Reflections! I’ll have swatches of that and the other two new C&C polishes tomorrow hopefully! The TARDIS accent nail was done with acrylic paints.

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Moroccan Print Nail Art – Round 2!

Hi guys! Just a quick nail art post today. I loved that moroccan print I did a while back, and I’ve been meaning to redo it for a while, so I finally got around to it today.

 

Polishes used: Elevation Polish – Pic de Sotllo, butter London – Cheeky Chops, and a turquoise nail art striper paint that I can’t remember the name of.

 

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Pahlish August Duo – First Day of my Life!

Hi guys! Just a quick swatch of the new August Pahlish Duo for y’all today!  The duo is called “First Day of my Life” and the two polishes are Meet Me in the Morning and Blankets on the Beach.

 

Meet Me in the Morning is a slightly turquoise tiffany-style blue creme with copper microflake shimmer, and Blankets on the Beach is a topcoat in a mix of soft gold, turquoise, copper, and bright gold circles accented by gold flake shimmer. Sweet mercy I love these two polishes! This creme is riiiiight up my alley, and the glitter works with it so well(I also feel like it would work well over most things in my collection, hahaha). The photo below is 2 coats of Meet Me in the Morning, and the accent nails are topped with 1 coat of Blankets on the Beach, and it was all topped with 1 coat of Seche Vite.

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The Duo is currently out of stock, but there is a restock tonight(08/15) at 7PM CST on the Pahlish bigcartel site. You can also purchase Pahlish from various international e-tailers listed here. To keep up with the latest colors/news/restocks/etc, make sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook, Instagram or check out the official blog!

Shark Week Nail Art!

This week is Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and I don’t actually really care about it but any excuse to do some fun shark-themed nails is A-OK by me!

 

Polishes used: Elevation Polish – Weddell Sea, Butter London – Slapper, Elevation Polish – Pic de Sotllo(these three make up the gradient), turquoise acrylic paint was used for the bubble/water/wave/whatever things, and the shark was done with acrylic paints.

shark week!

Chaos and Crocodiles – Secret Agent Collection!

Wooo! It took me forever(thanks Florida summer and your damn daily rainstorms), but I fiiiiiinally got enough sun time to get this collection swatched in one fell swoop.

 

Up first is Security Breach, it is a red linear holo with yellow flakies and gold sparkles. I’ll go on and get it out of the way now and say I didn’t have any formula issues on any polishes in this collection, they were all great and I had perfect coverage in 2 coats! Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Interrogation is a coral-leaning orange holographic. I love the color of this polish! Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Subterfuge is a gold/yellow linear holo with pink flakies and blue sparkles. The flakies and sparkly bits are hard to see in a sun shot, but you can really see them(esp the blue bits) when you are inside or under indirect light. Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.

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Night Vision is a light green linear holographic. I have a few other green holos, but nothing this shade, I love it! Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Cipher is a blue-leaning teal linear holo. This is one of my favorites of the collection(not surprising since teals are always my favorites). Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Sleeper Cell is a vibrant blue linear holo. I love how vivid the blue is in this one. Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight
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Reconnaissance is an intense purple linear holo. This is another one of my faves, I love how deep of a purple it is. Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Protocol is an orchid/fuchsia linear holo with purple flakies. I like that this is a bit of a darker shade of pink. Photo is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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Black Ops is a black linear holo with a multi-colored shimmer. Definitely a great go-to black holo, it had great coverage and was *almost* a 1 coater(you could probably get away with it if you did thick coats). Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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And finally, we have Decoy! It is a silvered lavender linear holo. This was another one of my faves, I love that light purple hue. Photo below is 2 coats + top coat in the sunlight.
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You can purchase Chaos & Crocodiles from her Big Cartel shop(currently closed for maintenance until the next restock, August 14th at 3PM EDT), Mei Mei’s Signatures, and Norway Nails. To keep up with the latest updates/restock information/all that jazz, make sure to follow the C&C Facebook pageBlogInstagram, and Twitter!